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    Just a quick question.

    What is the maximum number of Floppy drives you can attach to an Apple II?

    For example, if you had, say, 2 Disk-II controllers and 4 Disk-II's, would it be possible to put both controllers into a IIe and use all 4 drives?

    I searched the forums and never found anything in reference to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaypro View Post
    What is the maximum number of Floppy drives you can attach to an Apple II?
    You can have two drives per Disk II card. As many slots as you can stuff full of cards... I guess that would be a total of 16.

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    Thanks for the reply. Well, this will work out nicely then.

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    Actually, the max is 14 with Disk II controller cards. 2 drives each, in slots 1-7.
    If you can locate a Rana controller card or 2, you can do more since they each support 4 drives.

    I've run 4 5.25's and 2 3.5's on a IIe before. No problems.

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    gonna do some serious game copying? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by kastegir View Post
    Actually, the max is 14 with Disk II controller cards. 2 drives each, in slots 1-7.
    If you can locate a Rana controller card or 2, you can do more since they each support 4 drives.

    I've run 4 5.25's and 2 3.5's on a IIe before. No problems.
    So does Rana patch DOS/ProDOS to support four drives per slot, or does it phantom slot'ed the additional drives to a different (neighboring?) slot?

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